Body Image

What is Body Image?

  • How you feel or what you think of yourself
  • How you imagine other people see you
  • How you feel about your body and all of its parts

Body image can be positive or negative, depending on one's self-esteem, life circumstances, mental health, and various other factors. It is important to remember that bodies naturally come in different shapes and sizes and that is what makes our world unique.

What can poor body image lead to?

  • Unhealthy eating
  • Low self-esteem
  • Eating disorders
  • Low confidence

Body Image consultations through the Student Health Center consist of a confidential appointment with our Registered Dietitian. Please call (408) 924-6122 to make an appointment. You can also email our Registered Dietitian, Cassie Barmore (cassie.barmore@sjsu.edu) if you have questions about body image.

The Peer Health Education Body Image Specialty educates peers on positive body image as well. To request a presentation on body image, please refer back to our home page (www.sjsu.edu/wellness), click on the green button on the right-hand side, and download a Workshop Request form.

Counseling Services also addresses concerns about body image. To schedule an appointment, please call (408) 924-5910.

For more information on body image, please visit: http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/developing-and-maintaining-positive-body-image

10 steps on improving body image: http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/10-steps-positive-body-image